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Number of vapers tops 3 million for first time in Britain

More than 3 million people in Great Britain are now vaping, according to a new report by Action on Smoking and Health (ASH).

Relax e-cigarette regulations to help smokers quit, say MPs

The House of Commons Science and Technology Committee highlighted the potential of e-cigarettes as a stop-smoking aid in their new report.

Prescriptions for stop smoking aids have plummeted, says report

The number of GP prescriptions for stop smoking aids in England has fallen by 75% in the last decade, according to new figures.

Ex-smokers might be better off with high rather than low nicotine e-cigs

Vapers using low rather than high nicotine e-cigarettes may be using their devices more intensely, potentially increasing the risk of exposure to toxins.

10 health hacks to help cut cancer risk

We asked people to share tips and tricks to make being healthy a bit easier. Each of these hacks are linked to lifestyle changes that cut could cancer risk.

Misconceptions about e-cigarette safety might be stopping smokers using them to quit

Public Health England has released its latest report on e-cigarettes - here are 4 things you need to know.

Headlines saying ‘vaping might cause cancer’ are wildly misleading

E-cigarettes are in the news again, but the headlines linking them to cancer don't match the research.

Funding cuts mean stop smoking services can’t offer support

Local authorities have dramatically reduced budgets for Stop Smoking Services, according to a new report.

Health warnings on cigarettes could deter young people

Young people are less likely to try cigarettes with the printed health warning ‘Smoking kills’ on each stick than standard cigarettes.

'Vaping should be part of support' to help smokers with mental health conditions quit

A group of health bodies and charities has called for more to be done to help smokers with mental health conditions quit, including accessing e-cigarettes.

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